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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138913
Last updated: 30 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172S
Owner/operator:University Of North Dakota
Registration: N548ND
C/n / msn: 172S11050
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bemidji, MN -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Grand Forks, ND (GFK)
Destination airport:Bemidji, MN (BJI)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot reported that the airplane ballooned during the flare and then dropped hard onto the runway, resulting in a hard landing. The airplane bounced three times before the student pilot initiated a go-around and landed uneventfully. The postaccident inspection of the airplane revealed that the firewall sustained substantial damage. The student pilot reported that the airplane did not have a mechanical or system failure prior to the accident.
Probable Cause: The student pilot's improper flare, which resulted in a hard landing.


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Revision history:

03-Oct-2011 09:19 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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